“Spider-Man: No Way Home” Crosses One Billion Mark

Tom Holland and Benedict Cumberbatch in
Tom Holland and Benedict Cumberbatch in "Spider-Man: No Way Home"

There was a lot of buzz surrounding the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home and people couldn’t wait to see it on the big screen. Marvel’s latest superhero blockbuster became a true box office sensation and it just set the record as the first pandemic-era film to cross the one billion mark.

No Way Home hit the theatres in the US on December 17th and it took it less than two weeks to reach this milestone. To make the whole thing even more impressive, it’s one of only a few movies of the modern era to ever reach $1 billion without premiering in China.

No Way Home is the third-fastest title in history to cross a one billion mark on the global box office, after Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. It’s not the only major record where it trails behind other Marvel movies. It also had the second-highest opening day and second-highest domestic box office opening behind Endgame.

Spider-Man: No Way Home sees Peter Parker (Tom Holland) face many hardships after his identity as Spider-Man is revealed to the entire world. He asks Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) to reverse the past, but his botched spell breaks open the multiverse and invites many familiar faces into Parker’s world.